Hi, so I was able to finally get through the initial boot screen on my Dell XPS 9550 4K monitor by tweaking the grub.cfg file from 'set gfxmode=auto' into 'set gfxmode=800×600' in /boot/grup/grup.cfg by using UNetbootin to make the live USB editable, I thought I was in the clear but then got this screen, which I don't know how to resolve.
I currently have a dual boot setup with Ubuntu and Windows, and I'm just trying to test Zorin to make a decision if I would like to install it over the current two OS'es or if will decided to partition a bulk of my hard drive and make Zorin my daily driver.
I manage to get to this boot screen then I click try or install with nvidia drivers…
I have a Dell XPS 9550, 16 gb RAM, intel graphics with nvidia 960m, 1 TB sdd with dual boot Ubuntu and windows 11. If I like Zorin, I’ll either wipe both and do a clean install over the other two or partition most of my disk space for Zorin in case I get stuck like this again…
As a 'side-tip' I would advise you NOT to use Unetbootin anymore. It is a dead project todays, and most: it can't handle modern ISO's not really well.
Use Balena Etcher as app-image or use Gnome imagewriter instead. If it is on Windows you use it: use RUFUS instead.
This can save you from a lot of trouble in the first place or step.
Can you please support this?
Geza Kovacs has been active, and while the latest release is Feb of last year, long periods of time can pass when little needs to be changed.
Unetbootin works fine on "modern" .iso - what makes you believe it does not? Do you have some basis for saying so?
Were you thinking of MulitBoot project?
I actually recommend avoiding Balena Etcher due to a very long standing history of it bricking USB Sticks, for which the Balena Etcher team has constantly shifted the goal posts on any responsibility for.
Dead, over and out thus. 2021 is now 2 years ago I think. No .deb will install out of missing GPG-key, so it is on full risk via the tar.gz now
There was another Topic in this Forum, recently, where Unetbootin made a 'unbootable stick' of Zorin and Mint even.
I use Balena every day on the daily built testing of the new Ubuntu-installer of Lunar Lobster (23.04 pre-alpha stage now). So every daily built is going over the stick. Balena was b.t.w. advised by Zorin I read somewhere lol. Anyhow I skipped Unetbootin a long time ago, and never really turned back.
I need a .iso writer that will allow me to edit the live USB or somehow how to figure out how to edit the .iso file so that grub.cfg is updated to 800x600. Using Unetbootin is the only one I have discovered so far that will allow the bootable USB to be editable, Balena creates a read-only version of the live USB.
As mentioned I'm currently using my dual boot to be in Ubuntu 18.04 which seems to be the only version of that distro that works since when I try to boot with a live USB into 22.10 I get an error out of memory and then kernel panic message. So not sure what's going on, but feeling really stuck without really knowing what more I can try since I have done all the basics per before you install link.
Hi all, first off thanks for the suggestions so far. Here's the update, I have been able to boot in 15.3, but I get the same black screen after USB boot when trying to upgrade to 16.2. I believe I'm having the same error as Mamadian Live USB Install - Black Screen on 4K display Fix - #7 by Mamadiam but I'm not able to edit the downloaded .iso file as I constantly get read only errors when trying to adjust the 'set gfxmode=auto ' into set gfxmode=800×600 in /boot/grup/grup.cfg
I've tried what's suggested by Mamadian, but I constantly come up with the .iso being read-only. Does anyone have a sure fire way to make the .iso I'm getting directly from Zorin to tweak the .cfg file to the updated setting?